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20 Cuban teachers arrive for Jamaican schools

Published:Friday | September 2, 2016 | 9:58 AM
Cuban teachers have been serving in Jamaica since both countries signed a bilateral agreement in 1997

Some 20 Cuban teachers will be taking up positions in primary, secondary and junior high schools across the island when the new academic year begins on Monday.

Cuban teachers have been serving in Jamaica since both countries signed a bilateral agreement in 1997 allowing for professional and academic support, through their respective ministries of education.

The teachers will be providing instruction in Spanish, physics, mathematics, chemistry and physical education.

They will be in Jamaica for three years, replacing their colleagues, whose three-year tenure ended last academic year.

The government says the teachers will serve in the six education regions islandwide.